Existentialism Explained
We’ll help you learn how existentialism views the notions of personality, freedom, and responsibility. We’ll make our way through the key topics and ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, and other great thinkers.
Answering the main questions of humanity
Duration: 16 hours
Pricing: $49 USD
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Who is this course for?
Everyone interested in philosophy
Discover how existentialism emerged, developed, and became the main philosophical movement of the 20th century, and see what place it occupies in modern culture.
Everyone who produces content
Use the understanding of philosophy in journalism, blogging, and writing. Learn about its approach to the meaning of life, love, and freedom in order to analyze movies, subtexts, and dramaturgy.
Everyone who seeks self-realization and self-fulfillment
Learn how philosophers of the past explained our culture and society and how their works have impacted our perception of the world.
What is the format of the course?
Full HD video format
High-quality sound
16 hours of the most useful information
Real emotions and charismatic lecturers
Presentation with detailed description and illustrations
Tests for self-assessment after each lecture
The course will help you
1.
recognize the key concepts and chief thinkers of existentialism
2.
understand how existentialism affected politics, literature, history, and arts
3.
learn about the crises of humanity in the 20th century
4.
discover why the 20th century was so eager to ‘kill’ the ideas of God and Man
analyze the notable works of existentialism (Nausea, The Stranger, The Revolt of the Masses)
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Study process
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Study process
Program of the course
The Origins of Existentialism: Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche
Get to know how Kierkegaard understood the ultimate experience of human existence and how Dostoevsky’s connected to existentialism.
Module 1
We’ll tell you about the key authors, concepts, works, and topics of existentialism.
(Release date: 18/10/2021)
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Module 1. The Origins of Existentialism: Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche (2 hours)
1
What is ‘existential despair’ and ‘the sickness unto death’ in the works of Kierkegaard?;
2
Philosophical problematics of Nietzsche’s ‘death of God’;
3
How did Dostoevsky unfold the idea of man's relations with God in The Brothers Karamazov?;
4
The interrelation between existentialism and the spiritual crisis of Europe in the second half of the 19th century.
We’ll look into the obscure and complicated philosophy of Martin Heidegger and examine Karl Jaspers’ theory of self-discovery.
Module 2
German Existentialism: Heidegger and Jaspers
(Release date: 01/11/2021)
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Module 2. German Existentialism: Heidegger and Jaspers (2 hours)
1
The philosophers’ perspective on being;
2
The relation between the object world and being;
3
Jaspers’ theory of three sources of wisdom;
4
Heidegger’s concept of ‘Dasein’ and ‘Das Man’.
We’ll go over Sartre’s biography and philosophy and lay bare the synthesis of existentialist and Marxist ideas in his literary works.
Module 3
Jean-Paul Sartre. The Burden of Freedom
(Release date: 15/11/2021)
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Module 3. Jean-Paul Sartre. The Burden of Freedom (2 hours)
1
Correlation between freedom and responsibility according to Sartre;
2
How to read and interpret Sartre's works;
3
Sartre’s philosophy in the context of existentialism;
4
Why did Jean-Paul Sartre decline the Nobel Prize in Literature?
We’ll tell you how Albert Camus became one of the youngest laureates for the Nobel Prize in Literature, why he criticized the West, and how he became a compass for European morals.
Module 4
Albert Camus
and Absurdist Philosophy
(Release date: 29/11/2021)
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Module 4. Albert Camus and Absurdist Philosophy (2 hours)
1
How did Camus define absurdity?;
2
Why must one “imagine Sisyphus happy?”;
3
The metaphysics of a revolt ;
4
How to understand Camus’s ideas in literature?
We’ll look closely at the peculiar features of Russian existentialism, particularly the ideas of Nikolay Berdyaev and Lev Shestov, and explain the role of Russian philosophy in the history of existentialism.
Module 5
Russian Existentialism: Berdyaev and Shestov
(Release date: 13/12/2021)
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Module 5. Russian Existentialism: Berdyaev and Shestov (2 hours)
1
‘Philosophers' ships’ and what came of them;
2
How did Berdyaev define personalism?;
3
The concept of freedom according to Berdyaev;
4
Shestov’s explanation of a communication problem
We’ll discuss the key concepts of Spanish existentialism. You’ll become familiar with Ortega y Gasset’s definition of the main problems of the ‘mass-man’, and Unamuno’s stance on the topic of the eternal soul.
Module 6
Spanish Existentialism: Unamuno and Ortega y Gasset
(Release date: 27/12/2021)
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Module 6. Spanish Existentialism: Unamuno and Ortega y Gasset (2 hours)
1
The Dehumanization of Art and The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset;
2
How José Ortega y Gasset understood the concept of personality;
3
The problem of the truth in Unamuno’s philosophy;
4
How does existentialism interpret immortality?
Bonus lecture
1. Immanuel Kant. The Last Philosopher of the Enlightenment
2 hours
(Release date: 19.08.2021)
Bonus lecture
2. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle: Philosophy of Antiquity
2 hours
(Release date: 19.08.2021)
Who created this course
Our actor
Charlie Swanson
Why are lectures delivered by actors?

More often than not, specialists who are over the moon when writing their papers and doing their research do not feel enthusiastic about delivering their ideas and texts in front of a camera. This understanding influenced our decision to invite actors who feel comfortable and confident when being filmed. The expertise of our authors ensures high-quality content, whereas the professionalism of our actors buoys up its appeal to the audience.
Author
Nick Dobryakov
This specialist has created the text and notes of the lectures by using recent scientific literature.
Cultural researcher, philosopher, curator,
member of the International Association for Aesthetics
Editor
Nelli Kundryukova
Art historian, PhD student in art history
The editor has made the text of the lecture more coherent, structured, and easy to follow.
English editor
This person proofreads the translation and makes sure the definitions used in the lecture are accurate.
Alex Vanbroke
Translators
We are sure that education should have no frontiers. This accounts for our decision to translate our lectures into different languages. Thus, you can learn what you are interested in no matter where you are.
Anna Durden
Anastasia Grace
Sound director
Alex Dekar
John Cosgrove
Video editor
The sound director is responsible for the excellent quality of sound and video.
Thanks to the video editor, you can listen to the lecturer and follow the presentation
which boosts your understanding of the information delivered by the speaker.
Course price
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After completing the course, you will get a certificate
It confirms that you have fully completed the curriculum
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This course and your lecturers impressed me so much that I just can’t stop thinking about it all day! I love people who are enthusiastic, immersed in the subject, committed and who share their knowledge with great pleasure. They provide an opportunity to analyze everything and draw conclusions after everything you hear and see! The course is wonderful! Dear Introverts, you are great! Thank you for what you are doing. Thanks for allowing us to fill our everyday lives with new emotions and knowledge.
Lilly Oulson
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In my opinion, “Art for Introvert” is the best lecture hall where you can be fully immeresed in art. I've watched a lot of lectures and courses about art, but Art for Introvert is the best. Thanks to these classes, I finally sorted out the history of art!
At the lectures I received all the answers to my questions about art and painting! Listening to the course is very exciting, it is impossible to just stop doing it! Art for Introvert - you are the best !!
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on art. I wanted to get some structured information on this topic for a long time. This is the best course I have ever come across! I have been searching for high-quality materials on art history for a very long time, but this course completely sorted all of my knowledge out. Thank you very much!
Philip Mallbrow
I've completed the course "Become an expert in the history of art". Amazing format. The presentation of the material was so fascinating that 24 hours just got away. I thank the lecture hall for this opportunity to have used the time constructively, having watched such interesting and enjoyable lectures. They actually provide a lot of information, which is varied and new, but you don’t feel tired afterwards and there is no confusion in the head. I now have a desire to definitely listen to wonderful courses on fashion and architecture!
Susan Ross
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